A couple of people have asked me to publish a follow-up–should I get one–to my recent post re: a woman caught in the middle of the Hurricane Irma. She is O.K.! Here is her post-hurricane email–and her thanks to well-wishers and pray-ers (the bolding is mine):
I had set up an inner room walk in closet with pillows and blankets. It got really bad here at 11 p.m. Saturday, thought my door was going to burst open. Can hear trees snapping, debris flying and hitting things. The wind howls like a train. Got into the center of the Eyewall around 2:30 a.m, came out of the closet. It slowed down for awhile, then picked up again as the Eyewall passed and I went back inside…
My county was one of the worst hit and it’s been declared a major disaster zone by FEMA. All’s well with me, though. Lots of trees down on my street, a few on houses. Saw lamposts and things like that knocked down, garages bashed in, etc. Lots of flooding in the entire area, but not on my street.
Been cleaning up debris, helping neighbors, etc. with debris. My city’s on curfew, there’s been looting, and we lost power and internet for a few days, and the water pumps failed, so our water is unsafe to touch right now. Have plenty of bottled water though. And debris is everywhere!
And thank you again to everybody for all the well wishes! It means more to me than you’ll ever know.